Failing Dental Implants - Arroyo Grande, CA

Treat Failing Dental Implants and Save Your Smile

Can Dental Implants Really Fail?

Dental implants are one of the most permanent and health-benefiting tooth restoration solutions in dentistry today. Unfortunately, dental implants are not immune to problems and are at a greater risk of failing when influenced by certain factors such as systemic diseases, poor oral hygiene, tobacco use and smoking, and bruxism. This failing, known as peri-implantitis, is characterized by inflammation of the gums and loss of bone around the dental implant post. A progressive condition, peri-implantitis can eventually result in completely failing dental implants and substantial jaw bone loss. At the first sign of peri-implantitis, tender or bleeding gums around the implant site, seek care at our Arroyo Grande, CA office.

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Choose Our Experienced Dentist for Treatment

Dr. Viorela Bauer has been practicing dentistry since 1999 and is experienced in implant and restorative dentistry. A Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, she has received some of the best training in implant surgeries and prosthetics at the University of Miami School of Dentistry and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She remains on the forefront of restorative dentistry through implant seminars, advanced training, and participation and leadership roles through the Implant Seminars Continuum in Los Angeles. With two decades of expertise, Dr. Bauer remains the go-to dentist in the Arroyo Grande, CA area for dental implant surgical and restorative care. If you are experiencing any of the following implant complications, we treat your failing dental implants with modern, minimally-invasive surgical techniques.

Symptoms of peri-implantitis can include:

  • Red, inflamed gum tissue
  • Deep pockets around dental implants
  • Bleeding, tender gums
  • Exposure of implant post
  • Bone loss at the site
  • Loosening of the implant
  • Presence of pus
  • Gum recession
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Treating Failing Dental Implants

The beginning stage of failing dental implants can be treated with conservative removal of bacteria buildup at the site. For the more advanced stage of peri-implantitis, we perform more complex surgical treatment in order to save the dental implant. This treatment involves a thorough cleaning and sanitation of the area under the gum line, along with removal of any inflamed or diseased gum tissue. If bone loss has occurred around the implant, bone grafting can restore stability to the dental implant post. Post-surgical care may require more frequent maintenance visits to ensure the condition does not return or worsen. Along with educating you on the treatment process, we will also provide insight into why these symptoms might be occurring so that measures can be taken to help ensure that the condition does not return in the future.

Your failing dental implants can be saved.